New. Paperback. 179-pages. Oh Boy Records (2017)
John Prine has written songs that have become central to America's musical heritage. In this book, Prine curates a selection of his best loved songs. Over 100 photographs from John Prine's personal collection. Copies of hand-written lyrics showing how the songs evolved. Commentary from John about the songs and photographs. Lyrics and guitar chords for over 60 classic John Prine songs.
''He did a better job of holding up the mirror of art to the 60s and 70s than any of our official literary poets.'' -Ted Kooser, US Poet Laureate
''He just has a unique ability to haiku it - it's deceptively insightful. It's at once playing on words and imagery, but expressing something deeper in such a succinct way, in such an exceptional way.'' - Bonnie Raitt